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New Project, Cutting Short Blocks for Keepsake Boxes
« on: September 05, 2013, 11:02:37 AM »
Neighbor called this morning asking if I was coming to the lake today, and if so would I cut some short blocks for him. He says they are Hickory 24" long and about 30" diameter. I told him that if he would get some materials for building a clamping jig, we would cut them. I can't wait to see what he has, and will be posting pictures of this attempt to produce some (boxwood). May have to "bibby" them down a bit, but we'll see.       Andy
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Re: New Project, Cutting Short Blocks for Keepsake Boxes
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2013, 11:41:19 AM »
Those short, fat logs can be a real PITA, hope you bet paid by the hour.  I've got a similar job on mulberry this weekend, so we can compare notes next week.  Fortunately, the clamps on the Norwood mill are easy to move, so 3' should be do-able. Good luck!  Hope you're charging by the hour!
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Re: New Project, Cutting Short Blocks for Keepsake Boxes
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2013, 12:47:33 PM »
How hard is it to move the clamps on the Norwood?
I just cut some yew the other day for a friends classic car project, mostly 30-40 inches long...... Found that if I clamped them between two cants it seemed to work pretty good.
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Re: New Project, Cutting Short Blocks for Keepsake Boxes
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2013, 05:37:59 PM »
False Alarm
The 30" Hickory blocks turned out to be 20" dia. x 18" long Black Gum. Cut 3 flitches on first one, and was not impressed. No light/dark grain or curl on any of it just plain smooth wood. Maybe next time! I will be giving my neighbor a tree identifying book for Christmas!     Andy
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Re: New Project, Cutting Short Blocks for Keepsake Boxes
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2013, 03:51:23 AM »
False Alarm
The 30" Hickory blocks turned out to be 20" dia. x 18" long Black Gum. Cut 3 flitches on first one, and was not impressed. No light/dark grain or curl on any of it just plain smooth wood. Maybe next time! I will be giving my neighbor a tree identifying book for Christmas!     Andy

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Re: New Project, Cutting Short Blocks for Keepsake Boxes
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2013, 09:21:17 AM »

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Re: New Project, Cutting Short Blocks for Keepsake Boxes
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2013, 06:03:31 AM »
I love doing shorts. especially high value timber. Otherwise this would be just firewood


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